I JUST WANT TO BE HERE
This song was my 20th anniversary gift to my wife. I set out to write a love song, but I wrote a marriage song instead. Those two things are linked but not the same. This song celebrates the ups, the downs, the hard work and the triumphs of keeping love alive. If you’re one of the lucky ones, you wake up one day and realize, “I Just Want To Be Here."
CAN'T FIND THE OCEAN
Can't Find the Ocean" is the first single and first official video from my upcoming album, "Spare Room." Written in airports, in the backs of taxis, and on long flights, this song is about the toll and dislocation of endless work travel. I have kept every boarding pass for every flight I have taken over the past 20 years in a box in my closet. Somewhere around the time I needed a second box to hold them all, I realized the flights were also taking me.
I love covers that reveal something new in a familiar song. The Cars' "Drive" is iconic. But I've always felt that the glossy 80s production masked the darkness and pain of the lyrics. (Which is probably how such a dark song became such a huge hit.) This is a song about the strain that addiction places on relationships. I wanted to strip it back to the musical foundation, so lines like "who's gonna hold you down when you shake" would have nowhere to hide.
(KEEP MAR-A-LAGO) I WANT AMERICA BACK
In case the title didn't tip you off, this is an anti-Donald Trump song. Which means 30% of you are probably already looking for the thumbs down button. That's ok. My goal with this song was not to try to convert anyone who disagrees with me. My goal was to create a sonic release valve for those who do agree with me. The photos in this video were taken at The Women's March, The March for Our Lives and multiple Black Lives Matter protests. It serves as a reminder for the near constant (and necessary) state of protest we've been in since Trump took office.
WHAT YOU GET
“What You Get” is the second single and official video from my upcoming, debut LP, “Spare Room.” This song is about navigating the world—from childhood through working life—with dyslexia. But actually, it’s about self-doubt, worrying you’re different, or not good enough, and ultimately, learning to slay your own demons. Enjoy. And if you do, please like, share, follow and subscribe below.
TIMES THEY AREN'T CHANGING FAST ENOUGH
When Bob Dylan wrote the classic "Times They Are A'Changing," it felt like a declaration of victory for tolerance and progressive values. Listening to it today breaks your heart since we are still fighting many of the same battles, Using that song as a jumping off point, this song is about how far we haven't come. It's also about gathering the resolve to keep fighting for a more tolerant and just world.